Miyamoto Musashi

1584 - 1645

A Quote by Miyamoto Musashi on bliss, buddhism, compassion, doctors, innocence, intelligence, laws, learning, life, motherhood, poets, salvation, skill, and teaching

As the innocent infant relies upon the mother for sustenance, so the innocent wanderer, following his native compassion and bliss, relies upon the natural intelligence of life to sustain him. There are various Ways. There is the Way of salvation by the law of Buddha, the Way of Confucius governing the Way of learning, the Way of healing as a doctor, as a poet teaching the Way of Waka, tea, archery, and many arts and skills. Each man practices as he feels inclined.

Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645)

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A Quote by Miyamoto Musashi on perception and weakness

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.

Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645)

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A Quote by Miyamoto Musashi on harmony and life

There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this.

Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645)

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A Quote by Miyamoto Musashi on determination, enemies, fighting, life, spirit, and weakness

In fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. . . . An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit.

Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645)

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